Picture of garden snail.
One thing about the wet and quite damp weather over the last few days I have noticed several snails as I have been walking about.
This one in the above photo is a garden snail - Helix aspersa, there are lots about and they tend to be more noticeable on damp days.
I have not been able to look at a snail in quite the same way since I watched the episode of the TV cookery show the F Word with Gordon Ramsay. The one where he got his kids to round up some snails in the family garden, cooked them and then they ate them. MMnn yummy! For my readers, I have long held the view that I do not eat any creature that lives in its own little house. So no crabs, lobsters, whelks and definitely no snails, ever.
For those of you who may have missed this bit of the show you can see it here. It is I think quite an interesting idea, especially for gardeners who perhaps have more snails in their garden than they would like.
Preparing British garden snails - The F Word
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